Late McCracken penalty save ensures City U23s draw with Burnley

Jon McCracken was in goal for Norwich City U21s at Whaddon Road Picture: Norwich City FC

Jon McCracken saved a late penalty to ensure City's U23s recorded a 0-0 draw with Burnley. - Credit: Norwich City

Jon McCracken's penalty save in stoppage time ensured Norwich City's U23s recorded a goalless draw with Burnley's youngsters at Colney this afternoon. 

David Wright's side were boosted by the return of Tyrese Omotoye and Andrew Omobamidele from injury with the pair able to play the first half for the young Canaries. 

Lewis Robertson went close to opening the scoring in the first half. The Clarets striker failed to hit the target with his effort. Moments later, City had a chance of their own. An attack down the left saw Rob Nizet's cross met by Omotoye but his shot sailed over the bar.

Bobby Thomas failed to make the most of his opportunity to break the deadlock, heading Ne-Jai Tucker's free-kick over the bar. 

Burnley had a chance to snatch a win late on when Robertson was brought down by McCracken in the penalty area. Joel Mumbungo stepped up but his strike was thwarted by the Scottish youth international. 

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Norwich City XI: McCracken (C), Vaughan, Omobamidele (Warner, 45 (Rowe, 59)), Tomkinson, Nizet, Dronfield, Khumbeni, Giurgi, Dennis, Omotoye (Springett, 45), Hondermarck

Substitutes: Rose,  Kamara

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Goals: None

Bookings: Dronfield (45), McCracken (73), Nizet (86)

Burnley XI: Richter, Elva-Fountaine, Nartey, Thomas, Rain, Thompson, Tucker, Gomez, Taranis (Dodgson, 65), Mumbongo, Richardson

Substitutes: L Thomas, Glennon, Goodridge, Barrett

Bookings: Gomez Mancini (50), Thompson (85), Mumbongo (90+2)

Goals: None

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